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Lalla Block Arnstein Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0550

This collection contains correspondence written on November 5, 1922 to the Trustees of the University of Tennessee from Lalla Block Arnstein. With the correspondence, a check for $5,000 is enclosed for the use of purchasing books for the University of Tennessee library. Lists of the books purchased are included. The collection also includes correspondence dating between 1923 and 1959 to and from Arnstein and her husband, Max, in regards to the Lalla Block Arnstein Foundation.

Dates

  • 1922-1959

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence written on November 5, 1922 to the Trustees of the University of Tennessee from Lalla Block Arnstein. With the correspondence, a check for $5,000 is enclosed for the use of purchasing books for the University of Tennessee library. Lists of the books purchased are included. The collection also includes correspondence dating between 1923 and 1959 to and from Arnstein and her husband, Max, in regards to the Lalla Block Arnstein Foundation.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lalla Block Arnstein (1870-1962) was originally from Galveston, Texas, but later moved to Knoxville, Tennessee after her marriage to Max Arnstein. They were active in social philanthropy. The Arnsteins gave great attention to the local Jewish community and helped underwrite Temple Beth El of Knoxville, Tennessee. Lalla Block Arnstein served on the Knox County Court (1924) and made large donations to the University of Tennessee library and to the county library system. She created the Lalla Block Arnstein Foundation at the University of Tennessee with the purpose of providing funds for the purchase of new books.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480